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  • Oct 26, 2021 11:04 PM IST

    TN chief minister MK Stalin announces ex gratia for kin of deceased, injured in cracker shop fire

    Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin announces an ex gratia of 5 lakhs each for the kin of those deceased in the cracker shop fire in Kallakurichi, and 1 lakh for those who were injured and are being treated in the emergency wards, ANI reported.

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:36 PM IST

    WHO seeks further clarification from Bharat Biotech over Covaxin

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has sought further clarification from Bharat Biotech on the emergency use authorisation of Covaxin. The health agency expects to get the added data by the end of this week “The WHO technical advisory team to reconvene on November 3."

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:13 PM IST

    3 Kashmiri students suspended from engineering college in Agra over alleged anti-national WhatsApp chats

    As many as three Kashmiri students have been suspended from an engineering college in Agra in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly sharing anti-national chat on WhatsApp.

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:09 PM IST

    Mumbai NCB summoned Prabhakar Sail for questioning tomorrow

    Mumbai NCB has summoned Prabhakar Sail, a witness in the cruise ship drugs case, for questioning tomorrow. He will be questioned by the NCB team reaching Mumbai from Delhi tomorrow pertaining to his allegations of corruption, ANI reported citing the central agency.

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:42 PM IST

    Demonitised notes with face value of 80L seized in Bengaluru

    Demonitised notes with face value 80 lakh has been seized in Bengaluru after a police team conducted raids. “We have also seized fake Indian currency notes with the face value of 5 crores,”  Sharanappa SD, DCP east Bengaluru City told ANI.

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:39 PM IST

    ‘No action' against Sameer Wankhede for allegations made by Nawab Malik: NCB

    The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday said that it will initiate no action against Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede “as per guidelines of Central Vigilance Commission” for the allegations made by NCP leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik. NCB deputy director general Mutha Ashok Jain said that the letter has not been marked in Mumbai for inquiry yet. “An inquiry and appropriate action will be taken if we have received,” he added.

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:57 PM IST

    Punjab govt allows fire crackers for 2 hours on Diwali and Gurupurab

    Punjab government has allowed fire crackers for two hours on Diwali and Guruparab on November 4 and 19, respectively.

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    7 times more emission cuts needed to hit 1.5 degree Celsius goal: UN

    The United Nations has said that seven times “more emissions' cuts” are needed to reach 1.5 degree Celsius climate target, AFP reported.

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:24 PM IST

    Accused Manish Rajgaria, Avin Sahu become first to get bail in Mumbai cruise ship drugs' case

    One of the accused in Mumbai cruise ship drugs' case, Manish Rajgaria, has been granted bail by city-based special NDPS Court. Avin Sahu, another accused, have also been granted bail. They are the first persons to get bail in this case. 

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    Aryan Khan's bail hearing adjourned till tomorrow

    Bombay High Court has adjourned Aryan Khan's bail plea hearing till tomorrow 2.30pm.

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:52 PM IST

    Sudan's top general Burhan says he is keeping ousted PM at his own house for “safety”

    Sudan's top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Tuesday said that he was keeping ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok at his own house. According to Reuters, Burhan told a news conference in Khartoum that Hamdok was “safe and kept away for his own safety."

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    ‘Unsavoury controversy between political people and NCB officials can’t be rubbed on me': Aryan tells court via lawyer

    In his ongoing bail application hearing, Aryan Khan via his lawyer told the Bombay High Court that “unsavoury controversy” between politicians and the officials of NCB “cannot be rubbed” on him.

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    ‘WhatsApp chats have nothing to do with cruise incident’: Rohatgi

    Aryan Khan's lawyer Mukul Rohatgi told Bombay HC that WhatsApp chats recovered from the 23-year-old's phone by the NCB have “nothing to do with the cruise terminal incident.” The former Attorney General of India said that these chats are from before the raid happened, which the central agency is using to say that Aryan had knowledge of the presence of drugs on the ship and was also dealing with relevant people. 

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:15 PM IST

    'Approach is not to keep people behind bars'

    ‘Approach is not to keep people in jails, the social justice ministry is talking about reforms’, Khan's counsel tells court. 

  • Oct 26, 2021 04:21 PM IST

    Aryan Khan's bail plea hearing starts in Bombay High Court

    The bail plea hearing of Aryan Khan in cruise ship drugs' case has begun in Bombay High Court. Justice Nitin Sambre is hearing the bail application.

  • Oct 26, 2021 03:54 PM IST

    Two more arrested in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case

    Two more persons have been held in connection with the killing of four people, including two BJP workers and a journalist in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh. Read full report.

  • Oct 26, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    Ex-Attorney Gen of India Mukul Rohatgi arrives in Bombay HC

    Mukul Rohatgi, the former Attorney General of India, was seen arriving at the Bombay High Court a few minutes before, according to an image shared by ANI. Notably, he is appearing for Aryan Khan in the 23-year-old's bail application hearing today in connection with the drugs case on a Mumbai cruise ship.

  • Oct 26, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    NCB opposes Aryan Khan's bail plea, says can influence witnesses

    The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has opposed Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son, Aryan Khan's bail plea in Mumbai cruise ship drugs' case. The central agency said that his bail can influence witnesses and tamper with evidence.

  • Oct 26, 2021 01:54 PM IST

    Full vaccination mandatory for travel in Mumbai local trains for essential workers, govt employees

    Full vaccination mandatory for travel in Mumbai local trains for essential workers and government employees: Government of Maharashtra.

  • Oct 26, 2021 01:48 PM IST

    Pegasus snooping case: SC to deliver order in setting up probe panel

    Supreme Court will deliver at 10.30am tomorrow its order on setting up a probe panel to inquire into the Pegasus snooping case.

  • Oct 26, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    India, UK take part in maiden bilateral tri-service exercise 'Konkan Shakti 2021'

    The sea phase of the maiden bilateral tri-service exercise 'Konkan Shakti 2021' between the UK and Indian Armed Forces commenced off the Konkan coast in the Arabian Sea.

  • Oct 26, 2021 01:19 PM IST

    Team investigating new Covid-19 variant AY.4.2: Mansukh Mandaviya

    A team is investigating the new Covid-19 variant AY.4.2 ... ICMR and NCDC teams study and analyse the different variants: Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

  • Oct 26, 2021 01:01 PM IST

    Gujarat court asks Rahul Gandhi to appear on Oct 29 in defamation case

    A magistrate court in Surat has directed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to appear before it on October 29 to record his statement in connection with a criminal defamation case against him over his remark on the "Modi surname".

  • Oct 26, 2021 12:34 PM IST

    China locks down Lanzhou, city of 4 million, over Covid-19

    China locks down Lanzhou, city of 4 million, over Covid-19, reports AFP.

  • Oct 26, 2021 12:34 PM IST

    Assam issues new SOPs relaxing Covid-19 curfew timings

    Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) issues a new SOPs relaxing Covid-19 curfew timings in the state; Night curfew between 11pm and 5am, shops and dine-in restaurants to remain open till 10pm.

  • Oct 26, 2021 12:21 PM IST

    Singapore has just 60 ICU beds left as severe Covid cases rise

    The number of seriously ill Covid-19 patients in Singapore has risen to such an extent that there are 60 empty beds currently left in intensive care units.

  • Oct 26, 2021 11:50 AM IST

    There's paramount need for discipline and unity: Sonia Gandhi

    I would like to re-emphasise the paramount need for discipline and unity. What should matter to each and every one of us is the strengthening of the organisation. This must override personal ambitions: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi.

  • Oct 26, 2021 11:42 AM IST

    All telecommunications interrupted in Sudan - al-Hadath TV

    All telecommunications were interrupted in Sudan, the Saudi-owned Dubai-based al-Hadath television channel said on Monday, a day after the country's military seized power in a coup.

  • Oct 26, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    SC orders protection of witnesses in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case

    Supreme Court orders protection of witnesses in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. It has also directed the Uttar Pradesh police to expedite recording of eye- witnesses' statements before a judicial magistrate. The court further seeks a separate status report on death of four others, including a local journalist, in the incident. The next date if hearing is November 8.

  • Oct 26, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo has died

    Seoul hospital says former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo has died.

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:38 AM IST

    Few civilians injured in grenade attack in J-K’s Bandipore

    Few civilians injured in grenade attack in J-K’s Bandipore.

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:05 AM IST

    Mercury settles at 19.2 degree Celsius in Delhi

    Mercury rose by a few notches in the national capital on Tuesday, as the minimum temperature settled at 19.2 degrees Celsius, officials said.

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:54 AM IST

    China vows to help Taliban ‘rebuild the country’ in Doha meeting

    China pledged to help the Taliban “rebuild the country” while reiterating calls for the US to lift sanctions against the new leaders of Afghanistan as the economy worsens.

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:24 AM IST

    India logs 12,428 new Covid-19 cases, 356 deaths in last 24 hours

    India recorded 12,428 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which pushed the nationwide tally to 34,202,202, while the death toll climbed to 455,068 with 356 daily fatalities, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Tuesday. 

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:19 AM IST

    7 killed, 140 injured as Sudan's military fires on anti-coup protesters

    Thousands of people who joined the anti-coup protest were fired upon by the Sudanese military resulting in the death of at least seven people while injuring 140 people.

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:51 AM IST

    US announces new Covid-19 international air travel rules

    The Biden administration on Monday (local time) announced new Covid-19 international air travel rules starting from November 8.

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:47 AM IST

    Farmers call for nationwide protests today to seek Union min Ajay Misra's arrest

    The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has given a call to organise nationwide protests on Tuesday to press for the dismissal and arrest of Union minister Ajay Misra in connection with the Lakhimpur violence and also to mark the completion of 11 months of farmers' agitation.

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:25 AM IST

    Amit Shah pays tribute to 40 CRPF jawans who were killed in 2019 Pulwama terror attack

    Union minister Amit Shah pays tribute to 40 CRPF jawans who were killed in 2019 Pulwama terror attack.

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:12 AM IST

    4 dead after fire broke out in Delhi's old Seelampuri area

    Four person found dead after a fire broke out at top floor of three-storey building in Old Seemapuri area early in the morning: Delhi Police.

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:56 AM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal to visit Ram temple site today

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will pay obeisance to Ram Lalla at the Ram Janmabhoomi site and to Lord Hanuman at Hanuman Garhi temple on Tuesday.

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:37 AM IST

    WHO to consider emergency use listing of Covaxin in meet today

    The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet on Tuesday to consider much-coveted emergency use approval to Covaxin, India's indigenously-made vaccine against coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:17 AM IST

    Bombay HC to hear Aryan Khan's bail plea today

    The Bombay High Court will on Tuesday hear the bail application of Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, in the Mumbai cruise drugs raid case.

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Mamata urges PM Modi to declare Netaji’s birth anniversary as national holiday

The government of West Bengal is all set to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji as 'Desh Nayak Dibas' in a befitting manner all over the state following all the Covid-19 protocols.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee appeals to centre to declare Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth anniversary as a national holiday.(HT_PRINT)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee appeals to centre to declare Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth anniversary as a national holiday.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 23, 2022 09:19 AM IST
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11 killed, 30 injured in two separate road mishaps in Odisha

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced compensation of 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and also directed officials to ensure that the injured get the best medical treatment.
Fatalities rate in road accidents in Odisha is 33.33% higher than the national average. (HT Photo)
Fatalities rate in road accidents in Odisha is 33.33% higher than the national average. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 23, 2022 09:12 AM IST
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Morning brief: Arunachal Pradesh’s Sela tunnel project enters decisive phase

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A general view of the Sela tunnel near Sela Pass, which will lead to Tawang near the Line of Actual Control (LAC), neighbouring China, in Arunachal Pradesh.(HT_PRINT)
A general view of the Sela tunnel near Sela Pass, which will lead to Tawang near the Line of Actual Control (LAC), neighbouring China, in Arunachal Pradesh.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 23, 2022 08:59 AM IST
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Is Omicron 'subvariant' more virulent? Concerns as India reports 530 samples

  • A total of 40 countries, including India, Britain, Denmark, have reported 8,040 sequences of Omicron sublineage to GISAID.
The UK Health Security Agency has designated the Omicron variant sub-lineage as a variant under investigation. (HT Photo/Representative Image)
The UK Health Security Agency has designated the Omicron variant sub-lineage as a variant under investigation. (HT Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Jan 23, 2022 07:45 AM IST
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Light rainfall in Delhi, adjoining areas; snowfall in Vaishno Devi shrine

  • Cold wave conditions prevailed in the Himalayan region, with Himachal Pradesh expected to experience bad weather till January 24.
Commuters out in Karol Bagh amid light rains, in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Commuters out in Karol Bagh amid light rains, in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 07:25 AM IST
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LIVE: India reports 3,33,533 Covid cases in last 24 hours, positivity at 17.78%

  • Breaking news updates January 23, 2021: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 09:16 AM IST
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Administer vaccine doses three months after Covid-19 recovery: Centre to states

“Please note that: in case of individuals having lab test proven Sars-2 Covid-19 illness, all Covid vaccination including precaution dose to be deferred by three months after recovery,” additional health secretary Vikas Sheel said in a letter to the states on Friday.
Covid-19 vaccination of children aged 15 to 18 years started from January 3, and administration of the booster dose for health and front-line workers, and people aged 60 years and above with comorbidities started from January 10.(AP)
Covid-19 vaccination of children aged 15 to 18 years started from January 3, and administration of the booster dose for health and front-line workers, and people aged 60 years and above with comorbidities started from January 10.(AP)
Published on Jan 23, 2022 03:11 AM IST
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Two terrorists killed in Shopian gunfight

A police spokesperson said that based on a specific input regarding the presence of terrorists in village Kilbal area of Shopian, a cordon-and-search operation was launched.
Representational image(ANI Photo)
Representational image(ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 23, 2022 03:06 AM IST
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Bury proposed amendments to IAS (Cadre) rules: Jharkhand CM to PM Modi

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Hemant Soren said that shortage in central ministries can be addressed ‘from the pool of other 30-odd All India Services’ the Centre has at its disposal
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren said the move is likely to further strain the already stressed Centre-state relations. (PTI)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren said the move is likely to further strain the already stressed Centre-state relations. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 02:02 AM IST
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Arunachal Pradesh’s Sela tunnel project enters decisive phase: Defence ministry

The final blast for the 980-metre Sela tunnel (Tunnel 1) was conducted through a virtual ceremony by Border Roads Organisation director general Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhry
A general view of the Sela tunnel near Sela Pass, which will lead to Tawang near the Line of Actual Control (LAC), neighbouring China, in Arunachal Pradesh, on October 21, 2021. (AFP)
A general view of the Sela tunnel near Sela Pass, which will lead to Tawang near the Line of Actual Control (LAC), neighbouring China, in Arunachal Pradesh, on October 21, 2021. (AFP)
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 05:43 AM IST
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How an Irish soldier’s dream pioneered India’s gold rush

When Tesla Motors decided to set up an office in India, the location selected was on Bengaluru’s Lavelle Road
S Srikumar/Archival photo/After securing a 20-year lease to mine in the Kolar, on 2 February 1875, Michael Fitzgerald Lavelle started the era of modern mining in India.
S Srikumar/Archival photo/After securing a 20-year lease to mine in the Kolar, on 2 February 1875, Michael Fitzgerald Lavelle started the era of modern mining in India.
Published on Jan 23, 2022 12:13 AM IST
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18-year-old UP resident quizzed over hate chat on Clubhouse

The suspect was identified as Rahul Kapoor, who joined the group using the ID “Bismillah” (in the name of God). Police said Kapoor, who joined the investigation in Delhi on Saturday afternoon, revealed the identity of the other five participants.
Delhi Police on January 18 registered an FIR (first information report) against unknown persons in the case related to an offensive chat on Clubhouse, an audio based social media network. A portion of the conversation, which was shared across social media platforms, showed the participants making offensive and derogatory comments about Muslim women.
Delhi Police on January 18 registered an FIR (first information report) against unknown persons in the case related to an offensive chat on Clubhouse, an audio based social media network. A portion of the conversation, which was shared across social media platforms, showed the participants making offensive and derogatory comments about Muslim women.
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 02:00 AM IST
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Abide With Me hymn missing from Beating Retreat lineup

The Christian hymn, composed by Henry Francis Lyte in 1847, finds no mention in an Indian Army hand out released on Saturday with details of the ceremony, staged on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary
Marching bands from armed forces perform during the Beating the Retreat ceremony in New Delhi on January 29, 2021. (AFP)
Marching bands from armed forces perform during the Beating the Retreat ceremony in New Delhi on January 29, 2021. (AFP)
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 01:32 AM IST
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Kashi Vishwanath corridor to feature in Uttar Pradesh’s Republic Day tableau

Lucknow/Varanasi: Uttar Pradesh’s tableau at the Republic Day parade will showcase the cultural revitalization of the Kashi Vishwanath corridor in Varanasi and the state’s one district, one product scheme
Varanasi: Crowd of devotees at Kashi Vishwanath temple on the first day of the New Year 2022, in Varanasi, Saturday, Jan. 2022. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_01_2022_000093B) (PTI)
Varanasi: Crowd of devotees at Kashi Vishwanath temple on the first day of the New Year 2022, in Varanasi, Saturday, Jan. 2022. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_01_2022_000093B) (PTI)
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 07:14 AM IST
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Plea in SC seeks protection for Hindus against hate speeches

The application produced video links and news clippings showing instances of hate speech by Muslim clerics.
To decide this issue, the applicants sought intervention in the proceedings pending before the top court. (HT File)
To decide this issue, the applicants sought intervention in the proceedings pending before the top court. (HT File)
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 07:13 AM IST
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